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Superior Edge 2017 May Graduates

Superior Edge

Northern Michigan University's Superior Edge is a student development program encompassing a wide range of experiential activities complementing classroom instruction to provide students with a distinct advantage by preparing them for lifelong learning, graduate school, careers and life as engaged citizens.

The Edges

Superior Edge consists of four “edges”

  • Citizenship – Become an engaged, involved citizen
  • Diversity – Develop sensitivity and awareness of global and domestic diversity issues
  • Leadership – Become a competent, ethical and effective leader
  • Real World – Relate classroom theory to workplace practice in real-world settings

Watch this video to find out more about Superior Edge. To find out opportunities to get hours towards these edges, click here.

Why Participate?

Students who participate in Superior Edge make new friends, build community contacts and a great resume, formalize the recognition of activities they participate in, enhance the ability to relate theory to practice, and more.  Want to join?  Register for one of our orientation sessions.  Learn about other benefits to the program.

Ryan is a junior from New London, Wisc., studying neuroscience. The most influential activity Ryan has been involved in is the Line 5 Paddle Protest at the Mackinac Bridge. He has been involved during the last two years and has learned numerous lessons about community challenges and the process of protesting the advancement of the Line 5 campaign. Ryan is currently spending the semester abroad in Chile. Ryan is also a member of the Student Leader Fellowship Program and has been a Resident Adviser.Students who participate in Superior Edge make new friends, build community contacts and a great resume, formalize the recognition of activities they participate in, enhance the ability to relate theory to practice, and more. Want to learn more? Register for the Tuesday, March 13, orientation from 5-6 p.m. at www.nmu.edu/skillbuilders.Kyle is a junior from Amherst, Wisc., majoring in forensic biochemistry. His favorite activity is his position as a Resident Adviser because he has had the chance to meet so many amazing people as well as further develop his interpersonal/leadership skills! He likes that Superior Edge can be implemented into planning house events & that hours can be completed as a group such as his house’s involvement in Make A Difference Day! In his free time Kyle enjoys hiking and searching for new places to explore.Wear your Superior Edge t-shirt on Tuesday, March 13 and Wednesday, April 11.Karen is a post-baccalaureate student studying Native American Studies. The most influential activity she participated in has been volunteering with Cat Packs, weekend meals for students at North Star Academy. She found this activity very rewarding to be a part of & felt like she was making a difference by helping to feed students in her community. She knows the importance of letting kids know that people care about them and is aware of the negative impact food scarcity can have on a child
Log Your Hours

Log Your Hours

The only way you can get credit for your activities is to remember to log your hours as you go. Log your hours here.  If you want a refresher on how to log, watch this video.  We look forward to reading your logs.  If you want more information about how to write your reflection paper, please check out this short video.

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